Each year, on International Youth Day, 12 August, the global YMCA Movement celebrates the many achievements of its staff and volunteers. We believe that young people are at the centre of the solution to make our world a better place.
The theme of International Youth Day 2021 is “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”. To mark the Day, we are pleased to share three YMCA stories which illustrate the theme. Young women and men from Togo, East Jerusalem and USA are stepping up to innovate and to have a positive impact on their communities.
Happy International Youth Day 2021 to all!
‘Young people must stay on the podium’ (International Youth Day statement)
Young people can be instrumental in defining and delivering a post-Covid policy reset 15% ...12/08/2021
International Youth Day 2021: for a green Palestine
In April 2021, the YMCA’s Youth-Led Solutions Initiative selected 35 youth-led projects ...12/08/2021
International Youth Day 2021: making the most out of food waste
The 35 youth-led climate action projects selected by the YMCA’s Youth-Led Solutions Init...11/08/2021
International Youth Day 2021: from the ground to the plate
In January 2021, after several months of hard work, and despite the pandemic, a group of y...10/08/2021